Another three and a bit weeks have passed since I last posted so clearly life has been busy....not sure busy is the right word as I've not been doing much at all! The chemotherapy has pretty much "done me in" and I can't even find the right words to describe how wretched it can make one feel. My biggest struggle has been the overwhelming fatigue despite having another top up blood transfusion and way too much rest! Then last week I developed a blood clot in the leg so I am having to jab my tummy twice a day! But onwards we must go with a plan to discuss continuing this gruelling detour with the oncologist this coming week. I saw my surgeon last Friday and we are hoping to schedule surgery before Christmas but time will tell...........Finding the right words to show our appreciation for the continuing love and support shown to Larry and me comes easily and we are grateful for it all. Larry does the grocery shopping and our generous friends Faye and Kym indulged us with a most generous gift.............An enormous package of Morris wrapped gifts came in the post from a friend in Melbourne...........thankyou Maree xx
Sunday, 8 November 2020
Friday, 16 October 2020
It is 3 weeks since I posted so I thought I had better do an update to say Hi and so I can look back in years to come at this moment on my current health detour. I was going to call the post "Detour Dilemmas" as I seem to have a few of them at the moment! But dilemma seemed too negative a word so with the current situation Detour "dears" is much more positive! My dictionary tells me 'dear' means cherished and adored so it is much more appropriate. My first 'dear' is to all those people out there who donate their blood regularly to strangers something I was the lucky recipient of yesterday for the first time in my life......The inevitable side effects of the chemotherapy have been a challenge to say the least with just this past week my haemoglobin dropping to 81 and my platelets from 281 to 55 in just one week. So I had the bonus of no chemotherapy yesterday so instead a blood transfusion so I will cherish a few days break. Maybe next week we'll be back to chemo and possibly a platelet transfusion as well. So if you are one of those 'dear' blood donors I say thankyou. My ticker has not been so happy either so a review with the cardiologist might mean a change to my current regime with possibly continuing the way I am for an extra 6 weeks which will mean weekly for a total of 18 weeks....time will tell how my body copes with that. Meanwhile so many 'dear' friends have been helping me through. My friend who has been sending me daily photos from her garden since early August continues to do so. What gorgeous roses she has amongst many other beauties at the moment......
We have missed 'dear' Wade terribly as well and it was delight to receive this cheeky image during the week from his other Nanna who said she was glad he hadn't worked out how to wind the lipstick up!!!......So I think that is all for now. Our garden is full of colour with the warmer weather and that makes me smile especially when we manage to get a few blooms inside. Thanks for all your thoughts and wishes and take care and stay safe.